Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Jhal Muri ~~ Spicy Puffed Rice

Jhal Muri is a popular street food in Kolkata and all over India.  Jhal means spices and muri means puffed rice. Food Vendors can be found making this spicy snack near bus stands, railways stations, on the roads , in a local train and many more places. This is one quick snack where kids can also make it. Add spices according to  your taste and add some chopped onion, tomato, cucumber, chili and cilantro. Add puffed rice only when you are ready to serve or else the dish become soft and doesn't taste good.

This popular recipe goes to the 3rd day of Blogging marathon 83 under the theme " Home made street food". Here goes the recipe.........




Ingredients:


Puffed rice  2 cups
Chopped onions 4 spoons
Chopped tomato 3 spoons
Chopped cilantro 2 spoons
Chopped cucumber 3 spoons
Chopped green chili 
Lime juice 2 spoons
Chili powder 1/4 spoon
Black salt 1/4 spoon
Salt to taste
Chaat masala 1/2 spoon
Fried bengal gram 2 spoons
Thin Sev 4 spoons
Roasted peanuts  1/4 cup
Mustard / vegetable oil 1 spoon ( optional)
Sweet chutney 2 spoons


Preparation:


In a large mixing bowl add chopped onion, chili,  tomato, cucumber, fried bengal gram, roasted peanuts and chopped cilantro.
Mix everything well and add chili powder, chaat masala, black salt, thin sev and mustard oil.
Give everything a nice stir.
Finally add puffed rice , sweet chutney and lime juice.
Adjust salt to taste and mix thoroughly.
Take a old / new news paper and give it a cone shape.
Fill the cone with the Jhal muri and garnish with chopped cilantro,onion,  peanuts and little bit sev.
Serve immediately.




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Monday, December 11, 2017

Punukulu~~ Street food


Punukulu or punugulu is a common street food in the coastal  regions of Andhra Pradesh. These are crispy deep fried snack made of udad dal and rice batter ( dosa batter). These can be served with coconut chutney or tomato chutney. Adding chopped onions, chili and cilantro are optional but they add a great taste tot he snack.

This recipe goes to day 2 of Blogging Marathon 83 under the theme " Home made street food". Here goes the recipe....






Ingredients:


Dosa Batter 2 cups
Sooji / semolina  1/4 cup
Chopped onion 1/4 cup
Chopped cilantro 1/4 cup
Chopped green chili 2 spoons
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying



Preparation:



In a  mixing bowl add dosa batter. sooji, chopped onion, green chili, cilantro and salt to taste.
Mix everything  well and set aside for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in deep frying pan.
Take little quantity with spoon and drop it in hot oil.
Fry till nice and crisp.
Remove and place them on paper towel.
Serve hot with and chutney.




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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Vankaya Bajji

Street food are always tasty and delicious. Vankaya bajji is a tasty snack made fresh on a cart and sold while they are hot. Thse bajji's are very popular in Andhra Pradesh. These bajji are made fresh along with onon bajji, chili bajji and many more.

Today we are starting with 2nd week of Blogging Marathon 82. For day 1, am here with a yummy street food Vankaya Bajji under the theme " Make Street food at home". Here goes the recipe.....


Ingredients:


Brinjal / Vankaya  3
Gram flour / Besan 1 cup
Rice flour 2 spoons
Chili powder 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Chaat masala ( optional)
Oil for deep frying



Preparation:


Cut brinjal into long thin slices like potato chips.
Add them to  salt water as soon as you cut them.
In a mixing bowl add gram flour, rice flour, salt and chili powder.
Mix everything well, add water to make a smooth paste( not too thin)
Heat oil in deep frying pan.


Once the oil is hot,  dip the slices in batter and drop them in hot oil.
Add few slices at a time.
Fry till nice and crisp.
Remove and place them on paper towel to remove excess oil.
Sprinkle some chaat masala on top and serve immediately.
Can be served with any chutney or ketchup.



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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potato or potatoes is a dish prepared by boiling potatoes and mashing them. Garlic, bay leaf, fried onions , nutmeg or any other spice can be added according to your taste. Butter, vegetable oil or cream can be added to bring more flavor to the dish.

Mashed potatoes is a very popular dish prepared during Thanksgiving and Christmas in USA. This recipes goes to the 3rd day of Blogging Marathon, week 4 under the theme " Thanksgiving Meals". Here are the ingredients and procedure......


Ingredients:


Golden potatoes 6
Garlic cloves 2
Heavy cream 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
Unsalted butter 2 spoons
Chopped chives / cilantro to garnish


Preparation:


Wash, peel and cut potatoes into cubes.
Presser cook for 3 whistles. 
Drain the water and let sit for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile heat a non stick pan  and  add butter.
Add minced garlic and saute for few seconds and add heavy  cream.
Cook for 2-3 minutes and switch off flame.  
In a bowl mash the potatoes with a fork or masher ( do not blend)
Add it to cream and garlic mixture.
Also add salt and pepper to taste.
Mix well and garnish with chopped chives or cilantro.



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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

The Brussels sprout is a member of cabbages grown for its edible buds. The green leafy vegetables are typically 2 to 4 cms in diameter and look like mini cabbage.As per Wikipedia  these have been popular in Brussels, Belgium and may have originated and gained its name for there. The Brussels sprouts contains excellent levels of Vitamin C and Vitamin  K. The most common way to cook these sprouts is cutting the buds. Once cut and cleaned they are cooked in boiling water or steaming or stir frying. 

This recipe goes to the 2nd day of Blogging Marathon  under the theme " Thanksgiving Meals".




Ingredients:


Brussels Sprouts 15
Olive oil 2 spoons
Garlic cloves 4 minced
Sugar 1 - 2 spoons
Dried cranberries 1/4 cup
Walnuts 1/4 cup chopped
Salt to taste



Preparation:


Heat olive oil in a pan or skillet on medium heat.
Add garlic and saute for few seconds.
Now add chopped brussels sprouts and saute for another 5-7 minutes.
Cook till the Brussels are tender.
Ass salt and sugar, toss it well.
Garnish with dried cranberries and walnuts( optional)



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Friday, November 24, 2017

Cranberry Sauce ~~ Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Sauce or Cranberry relish is a sauce made of cranberries. Mostly served as a condiment with Thanksgiving diner. We just need some cranberries, orange juice and sugar, bring everything to boil. That's it Cranberry sauce is ready, as simple as that. I have added little red color to the sauce to give it a brighter color. It's always optional if you want to add it. 

Today we are going to start with 4th  week of Blogging Marathon. My theme for the week is " Thanksgiving Meals". For day 1 am here with a simple and yummy Cranberry Sauce. 





Ingredients:


Fresh / Frozen Cranberries 12 oz
Sugar 1 cup
Orange juice 1 cup
Red food color ( optional)


Preparation:


In a saucepan add sugar and orange juice.
On medium to low heat dissolve the sugar.
Now add cranberries and cook until u see bubbles or sauce popping up.
It will take around 10 - 15 minutes.
Set aside to cool down completely.
As it cools down the sauce becomes thick.
Serve.



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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Podi Dosa

My kids love dosa, I try different kind of topping or filling on dosa. My kids love to have cheese or chocolate the most. Not only on dosa, cheese and chocolate flavors taste good on the original crepes ( wheat flour, sugar and egg batter) too. 

For final day of week 2 under the theme " Crepes for all", my dish for the day is Podi Dosa.   South Indians make a variety of podi to go with idly and dosa. Not only idly podi, you can also use coriander podi, curry leaf podi, coconut podi etc...Here goes the recipe........



Ingredients:


Dosa batter 1 cup
Idly podi 1/4 cup
Finely chopped onions 1/2 cup
Finely chopped  coriander leaves
Oil

 For dosa Batter:

Udad dal 1 cup
Raw rice 2 1/2 cups
Chana dal 1/2 cup
Pressed rice 1/2 cup
Fenugreek seeds 10


Preparation:


Wash and soak all the ingredients under Dosa batter for 8 hrs or over night.
Wash again and grind to smooth paste.
Let ferment for 8 to 10 hours depending on the season.
Summers take less time to ferment.


Heat non stick pan and add a big scoop of dosa batter and spread around to make a round shape.
Sprinkle some idly podi and onions all over the dosa.
Add some oil and let cook till dosa leaves edges.
Now sprinkle some finely chopped coriander leaves.
Fold and transfer to serving plate.
Serve hot with any chutney and sambar.


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